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Call for appointment of members of the University Board


Pursuant to the Statutes of the South East European University, the Nominations Committee of the University Board invites expression of interest from qualified individuals from the Republic of North Macedonia (RNM) in filling the two available positions as members of the Board from the community with effect from 1 September 2024.

One position is open for candidates coming from Associations or Academic Community in the RNM who have no conflict of interest with the institution. The second position is open for candidates coming from the business community in the RNM. Candidates for both positions should have demonstrated a concrete contribution to higher education and science. Candidates should not be employed at the SEE University.

The mandate of both members is for four years. In accordance with the Statute, no member may be appointed or re- appointed after reaching the age of 70 years.

To be qualified for the appointment, the individual must, as already stated above, be aged under 70 on 1 September 2024. The Nominations Committee wishes to attract candidates who hold qualifications and/or have had professional experience (for example as a full professor, in a Ministry, quality assurance agency, or senior professional in the business sector). The business of the University Board is conducted in the English language, so fluency in English is a specific requirement.

SEE University is a private-public not-for-profit higher education institution in the RNM, relying largely on tuition fees but also receiving a significant part of its funding from the government. The seven-member University Board which is made up of two international members, two members from the community, and three members elected by the University Senate is a body which does not exist at the public universities. It works according to a set of rules derived from the Law on Higher Education, the University Statute and international standards. It (i) exercises overall control of the strategic planning of the University, and its financial sustainability; (ii) appoints the chief executive officer (the Rector); (iii) approves the annual budget and accounts; (iv) oversees external and internal audit to international standards through an Audit and Risk Management Committee; (v) exercises oversight of the senior management; and (vi) may engage in fundraising. On the other hand, the Senate's remit extends to all academic matters, including quality assurance, and it is also consulted on other matters by the university management and the Rector.

Board members from the community in RNM are expected to attend in presence up to four meetings per year of the Board and it’s Committees (usually held in March, June, August and November).

Interested individuals are invited to contact the President of the Nominations Committee, Prof Dr Klaus Tochtermann, for informal discussion by email: . Further information about the University can be found on its website: .

Formal applications, to be submitted by 1600 hrs (CET) on 21 February 2024, must be in English and submitted by email to the Secretary-General of the University, Dr Xhevair Memedi: . The email should include a signed and scanned cover letter, a C.V., scanned letters of recommendation from two persons of the individual’s choice. Referees may be contacted at the discretion of the Nominations Committee. Following the meeting of the Nominations Committee on 14 March 2024, one or more selected individuals may be contacted for informal discussion with the Chair. The Chair will then relate this to the Nominations’ committee members, the Rector and senior staff. The formal appointment will be made by the University Board on 10 June 2024, to which the successful applicant will be invited.

SEE University strongly encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Women with equivalent qualifications and professional performance will be given priority.

All enquiries, requests for information, applications and related materials will be treated in confidence in accordance with the Law on Protection of Personal Data. The University is an equal opportunities institution.

Klaus Tochtermann

Chairman of the Nominations Committee

31 January 2024.